Michael Thomas out again for Saints

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Wide receiver Michael Thomas returned to practice this week, but the Saints will have to wait at least one more week before he’ll return to game action.

Thomas got in his second straight limited practice on Friday before the team ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Thomas has not played since injuring his ankle in Week 1 and is now also dealing with a hamstring injury.

He won’t be the only wideout missing from action this weekend. Emmanuel Sanders remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list and the team also ruled out Marquez Callaway with an ankle injury.

Tre'Quan Smith and Deonte Harris are the only other wideouts on the active roster, so the Saints will likely be adding from the practice squad. Tommylee Lewis, Austin Carr and Juwan Johnson are options for promotion.

Guard Nick Easton is the only other player with an injury designation. He will miss the game due to a concussion.

21 responses to “Michael Thomas out again for Saints

  1. Oh I’m sure he’ll magically appear in time for Sunday night football in Tampa next week. Good. I can’t wait to watch Devin White lays a shoulder right in to his chest after Michael Thomas catches his patented shallow cross route for a 6 yard gain

  2. Seems like the Saints are holding him out so he doesn’t get hurt before they trade him to a AFC team….day the Dolphins? Or Browns?

  3. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    October 30, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Seems like the Saints are holding him out so he doesn’t get hurt before they trade him to a AFC team….day the Dolphins? Or Browns?
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    Boy I sure do hope you’re right.

  4. I cant imagine they trade Thomas- theyre still in contention and they play the Bucs next week. I think theyre holding him out for the game so hes 100%. And i look forward to them getting decimated in that game.

  5. It doesn’t seem feasible that this change in character appeared all of a sudden. There must have been hints of something like this previously. Not sure why Gail, Mickey, and Sean gave him such a large contract as they must have known he was or had become a jerk.

  6. How tradeable is he with his current deal? I believe his cap number next season is just under $19 million. That’s a lot of money to a guy who has apparently been hurt all year and/or couldn’t get along with a winning franchise who just gave him a huge contract. And the cap is going to be shrinking making it all the harder to take on a deal like that.

  7. floridaman07 says:

    Oh I’m sure he’ll magically appear in time for Sunday night football in Tampa next week. Good. I can’t wait to watch Devin White lays a shoulder right in to his chest after Michael Thomas catches his patented shallow cross route for a 6 yard gain
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    Wow, taking this a little seriously aren’t you? It’s just sports and this guy is injured and feisty and competitive. You guys all have a lot of anger and hate. Maybe you should take a break from the screen and take a walk. Maybe have a barbecue with family.

  8. The guy gets injured, worked hard to get back and suffered a pulled muscle. Any Saints fan know injuries and updates aren’t coming forth from Payton. I’ll take CGM all day and so would 31 other teams in the NFL.

  9. Many of these replies are ridiculous. “He gets his money and now he stops playing!” No. Mike got his money and then proceeded to break records for Wide Receivers and was the first WR since Jerry Rice to be named OPOY. He got injured. That’s why he isn’t on the field. But I have a strong feeling that when he returns, he’s going to be lighting db’s up and silencing hot take specialists like many people on this board.

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